ERIC Number: EJ1105994
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 55
Longitudinal Effects of a Two-Generation Preschool Programme on Receptive Language Skill in Low-Income Canadian Children to Age 10 Years
Mughal, Muhammad Kashif; Ginn, Carla S.; Perry, Robert L.; Benzies, Karen M.
Early Child Development and Care, v186 n8 p1316-1326 2016
We explored longitudinal effects of a two-generation preschool programme on receptive language scores in children (n = 78) at age 10 years, living with low income. Scores at four time-points, programme intake, exit, age 7, and age 10 years were measured using the "Peabody picture vocabulary test" (3rd ed.). Effects of culture (Aboriginal, other Canadian-born, and recent immigrant), and gender of the children were explored. Between programme intake and age 10, scores improved significantly, F(3, 75) = 21.11, p < 0.0005. There were significant differences among cultural groups at all time-points except age 10. Scores differed significantly for girls, but not boys, at age 10, F = 5.11, p = 0.01. Recent immigrant boys reached the Canadian average, while girls were two-thirds of the standard deviation below average. Early intervention programmes must include a focus on the unique circumstances of recent immigrant girls; supportive transition workers in schools are one recommendation.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Longitudinal Studies, Preschool Children, Preschool Education, Receptive Language, Language Skills, Low Income Students, Young Children, Intelligence Tests, Verbal Ability, Vocabulary, Cultural Differences, Indigenous Populations, Immigrants, Gender Differences, Scores, Early Intervention, Cross Cultural Studies, Data Analysis, Comparative Analysis, Statistical Analysis, Correlation
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Preschool Education; Early Childhood Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Peabody Picture Vocabulary Test